Feds Ease Medical Marijuana Enforcement

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The federal government is making it easier for medical marijuana facilities to operate. The recently-passed $1.1 trillion spending bill promises no more government money will be spent on DEA raids against retail facilities that meet state law. The line item was quietly added to the 1,603-page spending bill. This is the … Continue reading »

Marijuana Conference Draws Locals

ASHLAND, Ore. – Cannabis advocates in Southern Oregon are heading north to Portland for the state’s first ever international marijuana conference. Five different Jackson County businesses, and some local lawmakers, are taking part in the International Marijuana Business Conference. This comes after a similar, Oregon-specific event back in January. It also comes amid growing international … Continue reading »

Recreational Pot Could Impact Patients

TALENT, Ore. – As Oregon voters prepare for recreational marijuana on the ballot, dispensary owners say patients already benefiting from the medical program could have a lot to gain. The ballot initiative, led by New Approach Oregon, calls for the medical marijuana system to be left intact, and spared from the same high taxes applied … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Revisits Dispensary Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Last month, the city of Grants Pass made a decision to not allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. Now, they are revisiting the issue, but only to clamp down even harder. Grants Pass resident and medical marijuana card holder David Fantone uses edible marijuana items to relieve pain. He said … Continue reading »

Dispensary Plans to Open in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — One Medford area business is attempting to operate under the grey area of legalization concerning medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon and open its doors. Patients Helping Patients, LLC has been operating as a location for OMMP patients to hang out, but now it hopes to one day serve them. A symbolic ribbon … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Upholding City Ordinance

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —  In order for a business to have a license in Grants Pass, it must operate legally at a federal, state and local level. Medical marijuana dispensaries will become legal in Oregon come March, but that doesn’t mean change is coming to Grants Pass. Grants Pass city councilors have reviewed the city’s ordinance … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Growers Targeted

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Medical marijuana growers are becoming targets for thieves. Harvest season for marijuana is over. Right now, for most growers, they are preparing their crop for distribution through drying and packaging. Oregon State Police say thieves are taking note and targeting medical marijuana grow sites. The most recent incident was over the … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Signs in New Laws

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor has signed off on 66 pieces of legislation. This brings the total number of bills signed by the governor in the 2013 session to 787. One of the most-watched is House Bill 3460, which basically creates medical marijuana dispensaries. Effective immediately, the law tasks the Oregon Health Authority with establishing … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Use Measured In Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medical marijuana is allowed throughout the state of Oregon with a license. In Southern Oregon, there are a more than average number of patients. A new study found that statewide, 15 out of every 1,000 residents is a medical marijuana cardholder. In Jackson County, its twice that number; in Josephine County, its … Continue reading »

Advocates Discuss Marijuana and PTSD

MEDFORD, Ore. — Marijuana advocates say the drug could be used for soldiers dealing with the effects of war. A local effort is urging lawmakers to let marijuana be used for post traumatic stress disorder. Representatives from the Veterans Affairs and marijuana advocates are weighing in. With only a week until the election, supporters of … Continue reading »

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